Te Ara Ātea
Warren & Mahoney
Te Ara Ātea is a valuable asset to the Rolleston community, offering much more than a mere library – it stands as a prominent landmark. Created by Warren & Mahoney, the building is a contemporary and dramatic space that incorporates local cultural and historical stories into its design. The interplay of light and shadow, as well as the use of various textures and layers, produce a sensory experience that is both captivating and inspiring to all who enter.
Te Ara Ātea
Designed by Warren and Mahoney; the building a result of the strong partnership between council and Te Taumutu Rūnanga, who gifted the name Te Ara Ātea, meaning ‘unobstructed trail to the world and beyond.’
The multi-use development spanning over 22,000sqm is set to be the vibrant hub at the heart of Rolleston, offering a range of amenities including performance and community spaces, studios, workshops, exhibition areas, and a café. It promises to be a lively and dynamic center that caters to a diverse range of activities and interests.
“The unique and rich experiences contained in this space tell our collective stories – a marker of where we’ve been and our shared journey towards the future.”
The Te Ara Ātea project prioritized aesthetics as a crucial element of its design, and the Supreme Diamond-V high-spec hand dryer was selected as the ideal stylish solution for its washrooms. Boasting a distinctive and stunning anodized exterior and diamond-cut edges, the Diamond-V hand dryers make a tasteful addition to the final touches of the bathroom design.
In addition to their striking appearance, the Diamond-V hand dryers also offer the convenience of selectable heating. This feature enables occupants to enjoy warm air during the winter months and cool air in the summer with the simple flick of a switch.